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Re: Examples using Trig option

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  • Subject: [mg35257] Re: Examples using Trig option
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 02:18:58 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <afugd0$rr4$>
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In[]:=Expand[Sin[x]^2*Cos[2x], Trig -> #] & /@ {True, False}

Out[]={Cos[x]^2*Sin[x]^2 - Sin[x]^4, Cos[2*x]*Sin[x]^2}



"Ersek, Ted R" wrote:
> Hello  mathgroup,
> The usage message for Trig says:
> Trig is an option for algebraic manipulation functions which specifies
> whether trigonometric functions should be treated as rational functions of
> exponentials.
> ---------
> The built-in functions that have the Trig option are:
> Apart, ApartSquareFree, Cancel, Coefficient, CoefficientList, Collect,
> Denominator, Expand, ExpandAll, ExpandDenominator, ExpandNumerator,
> Exponent, Factor, FactorList, FactorSquareFree, FactorSquareFreeList,
> FactorTerms, FactorTermsList, FullSimplify, Numerator, PolynomialGCD,
> PolynomialLCM, PolynomialMod, Resultant, Simplify, Together.
> After searching all available documentation I can't find a single example of
> where
> f[expr, Trig->True]   would give a different result than
> f[expr, Trig->False], and I can't come up with one on my own. Can you give
> some examples. An example for each function above is not necessary.
> ---------
> Thanks,
>   Ted Ersek
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